The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Work Study program allows students to gain valuable career related experience while attending school. (Employers benefit because they receive a $2.00 reimbursement for every hour a student works up to 20 hours per week, fall and spring terms; 40 hours per week, holidays and the summer terms.)


  • Obtain a KHEAA Work Study Program (KWSP) application in 100 Oakley Applied Science Building between 8:00  and 11:30 AM
  • Complete and leave your application with the KWSP Coordinator for processing. (The KWSP office is located within Career Services.)

Who Qualifies?

To qualify for the KWSP, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a Kentucky resident
  • Be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at least half-time at Murray State University
  • Be in good standing and progressing satisfactorily toward completion of their education program as determined by the participating educational institution
  • Be receiving insufficient financial aid (grants, loans, & scholarships) to cover school expenses
  • Not be in pursuit of a major course of study in religion, theology, or divinity
  • Priority will be given to undergraduate students.
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Contact Information

Donna M. Kitchen, KHEAA Coordinator
100 Oakley Applied Science Building
(270) 809-3053 |

Murray State Career Services
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Summer) | 8 AM - 4:30 PM (Fall/Spring)
100 Oakley Applied Sciences Bldg | Murray, KY 42071 
P: 270.809.3735 (call for appointments) | F: 270.809.3516 |

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